Book your Opera and Ballet Tickets in Turin. Discover the 2019-2020 Season !
The Piedmontese capital is a perfect destination for a long weekend combining visits and classical music! Book your opera tickets for Turin’s Opera House, Teatro Regio di Torino or your classical concert tickets for concerti del Lingotto at Renzo Piano Auditorium Agnelli!
A little history...
This Roman city has been named after the Taurisci or Taurini, a tribe established in the Piedmont region between the fourth and fifth BC. Octavius Augustus founded Torino in 28 BC.
The city was then conquered by the Herules, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantines, the Lombards and finally by the Francs in 773.
Starting from 1248, the Piedmont reached its peak. At the time, Thomas II of Savoy settled there and the Savoy dynasty developed the city. Finally, in 1419, Savoy annexed the whole Piedmontese region.
In 1563, Torino became the capital of the Savoy States and succeeded to Chambery. Later, the city became the capital of the Sardinian Kingdom when the island was given to Piedmont following the London Treaty of 1718.
In 1802, Piedmont became a French department. Napoléon’s military victories made Torino the administrative centre of the Pô region until 1814.
1831 is a major turn in Italian history. King Charles Albert’s ascension marked the beginning of the “Risorgimento”. The base of Italian unity started thanks to the creation of State Council and the promulgation of the Constitution. In 1861, Torino is the first capital of the Italian Kingdom, followed by Firenze in 1865 and finally Rome in 1870.
Nowadays, Turin is an important Italian economic pole. The cradle of Fiat group, created in 1899.
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games have also contributed to the development of the city.
What to do in Torino?
Numerous monuments and remains shows Turin’s rich history. The Roman Empire has marked the city a lot.
The Palatine Gates are one of the best examples. It houses Europe’s largest market and attracts visitors from all around the world!
The Palazzo Madama and the Palazzo Carignano are true baroque architecture masterpieces, just like the Basilisk of Superga. The Palazzo Madama can resume Torino’s history by itself. It was transformed from a Roman gate into a small fort in the Middle Ages, then into the Acaja’s Castle in the fifteenth century and later became a baroque royal palace.
You should also visit the Turin Cathedral which house the Holy Shroud and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
If you enjoy walks, the Pô Park, in which a medieval village has been recreated is the ideal place! The Royal Gardens of Palazzo Reale are also an excellent choice for a nice walk.
Art lovers have to visit Turin’s numerous art galleries.
The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea houses works by artists such as Long, Merz and Vedova, but also Airò, Cattelan and Toderi.
The Museo Egizio is the second museum, after Cairo’s, to hold such a large and precious Egyptian antique collection.
Music lovers, can enjoy an opera evening in Turin at the Teatro Regio di Torino!
Built in the early eighteenth century, the Teatro Regio is Benedotti Alfieri’s creation! It was inaugurated in 1740. At the time, with its 2500 seats, it was one of the largest theatres in the world.
During the Napoleonian era, the Regio became an Imperial Theatre.
Arturo Toscanini marked the twentieth century conducting La Bohème’s Premiere.
In 1936, the theatre burnt down and closed. Only the façade remained.
The Turin’s Teatro Regio reopened in 1973 with Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani featuring Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano.
Teatro Regio’s seasons offer opera, dance performances and high-quality concerts.
You also have to discover the « Concerti del Lingotto » at the Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli of Turin. Many concerts are played during the year with great orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Gürzenich-Orchester of Köln and always fantastic musicians sucha as Leonidas Kavakos, Isabelle Faust ...
Convinced by Torino? Do not wait any longer… Book your opera, concert or ballet tickets in Turin and have a great evening at the Teatro Regio di Torino!